hopdog (11485) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. This was a big boy for sure. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Brandy/cognac, dark fruits, nutty, wood, and vanilla. Yep, alcohol in the finish and definitely a sipper.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013: Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma: ripe fruits, alcohol, wood, caramle, spice. Flavour: Caramel, dark fruits, spice alcohol, wood and cognac. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and pleasantly bitter. Nice alcholbite on lips and palate.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. This is just firey booze, sweet malt, dry alcohol burn, cognac, this is not the best.
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, reddish tinge to it, and a nice off white head. The flavor is quite impressive and the ABV is hidden remarkably well. Sweet, dark fruit, cognac, brandy, vanilla, caramel, golden raisins, doughy, really smooth for such a big beer.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with burnt-orange highlights and no head. The aroma is of dates and brandy with a hint of maple. Mega full-bodied and stoopid chewy with nearly no carbonation. The flavor offers malty notes of dates and figs interwoven with a nice, fruity, brandy component. Smooth alcohol booziness in the lightly sweet finish. Most viscous beer I’ve run across, and I’ve run across a lot of beer. Many thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class bottle of beer!
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craig’s, huge thanks to BenH. Pours dark brown, nose is reminiscent of PX, dates, bready, raisins, caramel, taste is rich caramel, sherry fruits.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 Batch 1 bottle @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Pours an orangish brown appearance with light lasting head. Aroma is full of dark grapes, caramel, toffee, and some nice tannic notes. There’s some oxidation notes in the nose and flavor but they seem to complete the alcohol in a good way. Raisin, plum, dark grape, caramel flavor. Some heat on the back end but not that bad. By far, my favorite of the festival and a real treat. Only wish I would have had a chance to get another pour. (4.5)
Batch 2 bottle @ home. Cloying, low carbonation, gooey. High boost. Kind of fun but not as good as I remembered batch 1 being. (4.0)
Camons (10198) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours deep brown with small offwhite head. Aroma is rich malt, sweets, oak, sweet dark fruits, cognac, alcohol. Flavor is rich sweet malts, caramel, toffee, oak, cognac, riasins and other dark fruits, some booze. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030513
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong burnt sugar, caramel, oak, booze. Thick mouthfeel with very strong burnt sugar, oak, cognac, sweet finish. Hides alcohol extremely well, really enjoyed this one.
kermis (10000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mikkeller. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, bread, raisins, overripe dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice, but too strong.